Please briefly outline the structure of the Olivet Discourse in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. I think this will help me understand it better.


The Olivet Discourse may be briefly outlined as follows:

Subject Matter
Occasion of discourse Matt. 24:1-3 Mark 13:1-4 Luke 21:5-7
Signs of the times between the first and second coming of Christ Matt. 24:4-28 Mark 13:5-23 Luke 21:8-24
Description of birth pains Matt. 24:4-14 Mark 13:5-13 Luke 21:8-19
Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Matt. 24:15-21 Mark 13:14-19 Luke 21:20-24
False Christs & deception Matt. 24:22-28 Mark 13:20-23 Luke 21:8
Coming of the Son of Man Matt. 24:29-31 Mark 13:24-27 Luke 21:25-28
Significance of the signs of the times Matt. 24:32-35 Mark 13:28-31 Luke 21:29-33
Warning against presumption & not bring prepared Matt. 24:36-51 Mark 13:32-37 Luke 21:34-36

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill).